The feud between 50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey has finally come to an end after the two appeared on the talk show’s “Next Chapter” episode to make amends following a three-year controversy.
Their candid one-on-one interview took place at 50’s grandparents’ home; it included his difficult childhood, his respect for his grandmother and his Street King movement to combat world hunger by feeding 1 billion people in Africa by 2016.
The interview began rocky when Oprah continuously criticized the use of the N-word and the way females are degraded in hip-hop overall; however, 50 took it as a personal attack.
“I would see moments where you would discuss your feelings on the culture, and everything that was wrong with the culture was on my CD,” 50 said on the show. “And I was like, ‘She doesn’t like me.’ ”
During the interview, Oprah began to see a different side of the eight-time platinum artist. 50 Cent went into detail about the difference between Curtis Jackson and 50 cent, his rap persona. “I’ve always had to be two people,” he said. “I’ve had to be my grandmother’s baby in the house and be more like what people perceive 50 Cent as outside. I’m not even allowed to curse around her.”